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The Skin-shedder is the 8th layer of the Abyss.

The layer corrupts the alignment of creatures who stay there, turning them chaotic and evil over the course of days.[1]

The Skin-shedder was discovered by the tiefling explorer Orzograt, who claimed that tieflings are immune to the layer's effects. The Fraternity of Order now considers the plane too dangerous to visit, and forbids its members from going there.[1]

The layer is ruled by the demon lord Volisupula, the Flensed Marquesse, Abyssal patron of finery and ostentatious ceremony.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Planes of Chaos, An Abridged Lexicon of the Abyss (1994).
  2. Fiendish Codex I: Hordes of the Abyss (2006), p.155-157.